Dorothy Stoneman, CEO and founder of YouthBuild USA Inc., recently received the 2011 “Call of Service” award from the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), a nonprofit organization at Harvard University.
The award recognized Stoneman’s achievements in social entrepreneurship and public service. A 1963 graduate of Harvard University, Stoneman was active in Phillips Brooks House community service as an undergraduate.
YouthBuild is a national youth and community development program where low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills in the construction trades and serve their communities by building affordable housing.
There are 273 YouthBuild programs across the country where 110,000 YouthBuild students have built 21,000 units of affordable housing since 1994.
PBHA is a student-led organization that engages more than 1,400 undergraduates at Harvard University in 85 student-led social service and social action programs in Boston and Cambridge. Recent award recipients have included Al Gore, Marian Wright Edelman, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and social activist and educator Geoffrey Canada.